Molly Stillman

Molly Stillman

Molly was the former Director of Marketing and New Business Development for rAVe [PUBS]. You can continue to keep up with her on Twitter @stillbeingmolly

AV People: Mike Blackman of Integrated Systems Europe

March 2, 2016

It’s quite possible that Mike Blackman is one of the most interesting men on the planet. His name is synonymous with the Integrated Systems Europe expo in Amsterdam, but many people in the AV industry around the world don’t know all the history that led Mike to where he is today. Originally born in Guyana […]

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AV People: Debbie Sausville of InfoComm International

January 26, 2016

Debbie Sausville has been a staple at InfoComm International for 22 years. She’s made such an impact on the AV industry as a whole, but how often do we get a chance to know more about the woman behind the name? A graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with a double major in […]

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AV People: Gina Sansivero of FSR Inc. and Project Green AV

March 19, 2015

Like so many of us, as a young girl, Gina Sansivero was a little unsure of “what she wanted to be when she grew up.” Coming from an Italian family, she knew she loved the language and she knew she enjoyed children, so she went to study at Fordham University. She started out with a […]

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AV People: Mark Coxon, AVPhenom

February 27, 2015

A zoologist, an amateur fighter and an AV systems designer all walk into an InfoComm reception… No, that’s not the beginning of a joke, and it’s not three separate people — it’s our friend and blogger Mark Coxon, all rolled into one smart, dynamic person. Mark is all over the AV industry. He’s a dedicated […]

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AV People: Anthony Coppedge

January 22, 2015

“I’ve tried to escape the AV industry multiple times… but I just can’t,” laughed Anthony Coppedge as he talked about his life in AV. Anthony needs no introduction, but instead, deserves one. For nearly 20 years, Anthony has worked in the secular world of AV, the ministry world of church staff, and the para-church ministry […]

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AV People: Penny Sitler of Draper

November 21, 2014

Penny Sitler is a staple of the AV industry… but working in AV wasn’t something she originally thought she’d do! “I really did fall into the industry,” Penny explained. “ I went to DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. My passion was for languages and business and I was a romance languages and international business major. […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye Named to 1918’s List of People You Should Connect With

October 27, 2014

If you’re reading this, then you already know Gary Kayye. He’s the founder of rAVe [Publications]. He’s been in the AV industry for years. He’s won numerous accolades for his work and his AV prowess, if you will. But did you know that Gary is also an expert in branding and digital marketing? In fact, […]

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AV People: Chuck Wilson of NSCA

October 21, 2014

Chuck Wilson’s story of how he got into AV is a little different than, well, a lot of people. Not many people can say that they’ve only held two jobs their entire life. Chuck, executive director of NSCA, however, can. “I started out in the AV industry in the late ‘70s,” said Chuck. “I came […]

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AV People: Marla Suttenberg of Sapphire Marketing

September 17, 2014

Although she is very much what we would all consider to be a seasoned AV veteran, Marla Suttenberg of Sapphire Marketing didn’t go to school with the notion that she’d eventually end up working in the AV industry. According to her, it was a total fluke. “I went to Clark University in Worcester, which is […]

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AV People: Joel Rollins of Everett Hall Associates

August 19, 2014

Joel Rollins has been a staple at rAVe [Publications] for years. You’ve read his columns, you’ve heard his voice on rAVe RADIO, and you’ve seen his face in our booth at InfoComm and ISE. He’s the epitome of an AV industry veteran. He embodies all that an AV veteran should be. But, do you know […]

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AV People: Len Dozier of Premier Mounts

July 31, 2014

Len Dozier, founder of Premier Mounts, is arguably one of the hardest working people in the AV industry. Starting from the ground up, getting experience any way he could, Len has made a name for himself, and his company, over the last four and a half decades. It all started in 1967. Len was born […]

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AV People: Betsy Jaffe of InfoComm International

June 18, 2014

If you’ve ever been to an InfoComm show, you probably know or have heard the name Betsy Jaffe. While her title says Vice President of Communications for InfoComm, Betsy really is so much more for the organization. And it’s no surprise, because Betsy has always been one to work hard and give of herself for […]

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AV People: Bill Mullin of Starin

May 22, 2014

Like many people who work in AV, Bill Mullin of Starin backed his way into the industry. As a child, Bill was always interested in anything that flickered an image or made a sound. Having grown up in the 1960s as a product of the British invasion, music and the technology behind it always intrigued […]

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AV People: Kevin Nelson of Zealth Audio

April 24, 2014

At the age of 12, Kevin Nelson’s mom bought and brought home a brand new organ. It was making this noise in the house and Kevin wanted to know why. So he tore apart the organ, took the speakers out, and figured out what made it work. Needless to say, he was grounded for it. […]

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rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 Voting

April 16, 2014

Welcome to our 2014 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards voting!! We received THOUSANDS of nominations for different products and companies in the AV industry, but these were the MOST nominated in their categories… so, now it’s time to determine the best of the best. Submit your votes TODAY! Voting ends May 11th at 11:59PM PST. Winners […]

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AV People: Nigel Brent of Nigel B. Designs

March 25, 2014

Nigel Brent is arguably one of the most interesting and innovative people in the AV industry today — and he’s been in the industry for over 48 years. At the age of 78, Nigel is as sharp and driven and motivated as ever (if not more so). However, his journey to the AV industry happened […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | DLP vs. LCD Projector Preference

March 21, 2014

In the industry’s first-ever independent survey asking AV’ers which projection technology, LCD or DLP, they prefer, LCD has won in a big way. We will do this survey annually in the future, so we’ll see how it evolves over time. Have you seen our article on Sony’s new Laser Projection Technology? No? Well, you should read […]

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The Coolest Uses of AV Aboard the Disney Dream

March 18, 2014

Even though it is absolutely miserable and freezing and cold and icy here in North Carolina, I am still dreaming of the warm sun and sandy beaches of the Bahamas that my family and I experienced a few weeks ago when we went on a short vacation. My husband, daughter Lilly, and I went on […]

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Nominations are OPEN for the 2014 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards!

February 27, 2014

Nominations are OPEN for the 3rd annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! What are the rAVe Readers’ Choice awards, you ask? Well, it’s where YOU, the READER, get to decide who is the BEST of the best of the best in the AV industry. From your Favorite Speaker Manufacturer to your Favorite Manufacturer Social Media Presence, […]

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AV People: Ike Eckstein of Visual Word Systems

February 27, 2014

Forty-two-year AV industry veteran Ike Eckstein is one of those rare breeds who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, isn’t afraid to work overtime, and believes in the core value of taking care of your customers. “I never wrote a resume in my life,” said Ike as he recalled his early days in the industry. […]

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My AV Pet Peeves

January 31, 2014

I’ve mentioned before that since working in AV, I’ve had my entire world flipped upside down when it comes to “experiencing” AV in the real world. Whether it’s at a concert, in a retail location, at an airport, or somewhere else, I’m CONSTANTLY noticing the littlest things about the AV integration and setups in different […]

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AV People: Andrew Brickman of Logic Integration

January 22, 2014

Sometimes people just end up working in the AV industry by accident. Maybe their family has worked in the industry for years, maybe they came in through the guidance of a trusted friend or mentor, or maybe they had a passion for something related to AV. For Andrew Brickman, service department manager at Logic Integration, […]

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rAVe SMB Tip of the Week: Which Social Network(s) should I join?

January 13, 2014

Answering a common question from rAVe readers – “If I’m getting started in social media, which social network(s) should I join?”

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rAVe SMB Tip of the Week: The Top Pins on Pinterest in 2013

January 2, 2014

Just sharing a little bit about a blog post I wrote for about the Top Pins on Pinterest in 2013.

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ISE 2014 rAVe SHOWSTOPPER Content Submission

What We Can Learn From the Top Pins of 2013 on Pinterest

December 30, 2013

It is no secret that I, Molly Stillman, LOVE Pinterest. I can easily burn a few hours on Pinterest and not even blink. I’ve talked about Pinterest (somewhat ad nauseum) in my social media tips of the week and I’ve mentioned how companies and businesses (specifically, AV people) can better use and integrate the social […]

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SURVEY: Which Tradeshows Are You Attending in 2014?

December 30, 2013

We want to know: which tradeshows do you plan on attending in 2014? Take our quick survey below to let us know! AND, to sweeten the deal, just by taking our survey, you can be entered to win a BRAND NEW Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 projector! On a mobile device or can’t see the […]

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AV People: John Pidgeon of Draper, Inc.

December 19, 2013

To say that the AV industry is in the blood of John Pidgeon, president of Draper, Inc. is an understatement. He got into the industry simply by being born. Draper is a family business through and through. It was established 111 years ago by Pidgeon’s great grandfather, Luther Draper. It’s been managed, in turn, by […]

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rAVe SMB Tip of the Week: The #PinOfTheDay on Pinterest

December 12, 2013

This tip is all about using the #PinOfTheDay hashtag on Pinterest to promote your content!

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Digital Menu Boards Done Right

December 8, 2013

I will be honest, even though I work in the AV industry, I often get annoyed by some of the applications of digital signage in real life. So often I feel like a restaurant or retail establishment will invest all this money into digital signage or digital menu boards without ever really taking the following […]

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